Rebecca Fish

Rebecca Fish, BSc, MBChB, FRCS, PhD

Ms, PhD

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Rebecca Fish qualified from the University of Manchester in 2003. She completed basic and higher surgical training in the North West of England, followed by a 6 month Royal College of Surgeons senior clinical fellowship in advanced and laparoscopic colorectal surgery at St James Hospital in Leeds.

Ms Fish has clinical and research expertise in consensus methodology, outcomes measurement and patient reported outcomes, anal cancer and peritoneal tumours. In 2019 she completed a PhD developing a core outcome set for clinical trials in anal cancer (CORMAC), for which she was awarded the ACPGBI BJS Prize in 2018 and the University of Manchester FBMH PhD student of the year in 2019. In 2016 She was awarded the Royal Society of Medicine Normal Tanner Medal for her work on the impact of UK specialist-services commissioning on referral and treatment pathways in pseudomyxoma peritonei.

Ms Fish was appointed as a colorectal and peritoneal surgeon at The Christie hospital, Manchester in 2020 and is an honorary clinical lecurer at The University of Manchester.

Research interests

Chief investigator for the CORMAC project with expertise in consensus methodology and outcomes measurement for trials including patient reported outcomes.

Co-chief investigator for DiSCO study to define standards for prehab in colorectal surgery

Associate PI and TMG member for SUNRRISE multicentre RCT to investigate single use negative pressure dressings for the reduction of surgical site infection after emergency laparotomy

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Consultant colorectal and peritoneal surgeon, The Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

2020 → …

Areas of expertise

  • RD Surgery

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Cancer
  • Manchester Cancer Research Centre


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